Aida S. Macedo is a practicing plaintiff's attorney. Previously she was an Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow with Central California Legal Services focusing on providing free legal assistance to low-income communities in rural California. She graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine “UCI” with her B.A. in Political Science and Chicana/o studies and her law degree from the University of California, Davis. During her time at UCI she was a Congressional intern in Washington, DC working on national policy. In law school she worked on civil rights litigation at various public interest organizations and worked as a law clerk and extern for United States District Judges, the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton and the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin as well as former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso.
During her time in California’s Central Valley she launched a successful Election Protection Project to protect voting rights and the Central Valley Unaccompanied Minors Collaborative for immigrant children needing pro bono legal representation. She is an active member of the Eastern District Pro Bono Panel, the Fresno County Bar Association, Fresno County Women Lawyers, La Raza Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Central California Trial Lawyers Association.
Ms. Macedo has been selected as a member of the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars and The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California lists since 2017. In 2018 she was awarded "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" by the Fresno County Bar Association.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2017 Northern Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Joaquin Chapter Federal Bar Association||Board of Directors||2016 - Present|
|Central California Legal Services, Inc.||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2013 - Present|
|Fresno County Women Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Central California Legal Services, Inc.||Secretary||2014 - 2017|
|Central California Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - 2017|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||Juris Doctor||2011|
|Univ of California Irvine||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Wrongful Death Settlement||settled a wrongful death case for $2,265,000 in the case of Maria Avila v. Tos Farms, Inc.|
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Fri Jul 22 2016